I've recently been making some tweaks in my healthy eating style, and that includes a return to having protein shakes. The problem was, I couldn't find pre-made protein shakes that met my own dietary requirements--whey protein only, no soy, free of hormones, not high in calories, no acesulfame potassium, no hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup and no list of chemicals that I would have to go back to my high school chemistry class notes to read.
So after reviewing the various whey protein powders at my local Whole Foods market I found a couple that fit the bill, but I knew that I would never take out a blender and deal with messy clean up when I rush off to the gym for either Zumba class, kickboxing or weight lifting 5-6 days a week. I'm an "on the go" person, and if something is complicated to prepare, I won't do it.
I've had shaker bottles for protein shakes before and they just didn't do the job. They leaked, or they left clumps of unblended powder. So I was struggling with how I could make my own protein shake mixes work.
As I turned the corner of the aisle at Whole Foods, I spied some cute looking, colorful shaker bottles and took a look. I was intrigued because I noticed that it has a wire ball inside (they call it a "BlenderBall(R)" that looked very much like a wire whisk you'd use to scramble eggs inside it. I read the little booklet that came with it, which promised that it was "no ordinary bottle", and decided to give the mini (20 ounce one) a try.
What a difference this little wire ball made! No more clumpy poorly mixed protein shakes. In fact, the wire whisk ball also adds a bit of froth and fluffiness as if you had used a blender. The BlenderBottle(R) is sturdy and also stands up to the dishwasher--my last shaker bottle lid would not align after two times in the top rack. I also love the easy measuring indicators on the side of the BlenderBottle.
And because it's a snap to use, BlenderBottle is making it easy for me to stick to my plan of including more protein shakes in my diet. Any healthy lifestyle product that actually helps you stick to your goals is always worth it.
The biggest problem? I don't think just having two BlenderBottles is enough! I just might want in a different cool color for each day of the week.
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